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The Recovery Lifestyle

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines recovery as “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.”

Moreover, SAMHSA has pinpointed four key dimensions of a recovery lifestyle. They are; HEALTH, HOME, PURPOSE and COMMUNITY.


The good news is, even people with severe and chronic substance use disorders can, with help, overcome their illness and regain health and social function. Being in recovery is when those positive changes and values become part of a voluntarily adopted lifestyle.

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More and more, people are recognizing the healing power of music. Numerous studies have shown that listening to music releases endorphins in the brain. Endorphins quell anxiety, ease pain and stabilize the immune system. With high endorphin levels, we have fewer negative effects of stress.  Just 30 minutes a day of listening to music lowered the pain and anxiety levels in patients who had survived heart attacks, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 2020 conference.